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Jalapeño - a short, tapering chile with thick
flesh, a moderately hot, green vegetable flavor and a dark green
color (a red version is also available; it is a green chili that
has been allowed to ripen); available fresh or canned;named for
the Mexican city of Jalapa.
Jam - fresh whole fruit and sugar cooked into a spread
that preserves well.
Jambalaya - a Creole dish of ham, shrimp, crayfish
and or sausage (usually chaurice) cooked with rice, tomatoes,
green peppers, onions and seasonings.
Jack cheese - see Monterey
Jardiniere - vegetables cut into strips or a soup
containing such vegetables.
Jelly - a clear preserve of strained fruit juice with
sugar. Jelly of another sort is made by boiling animal or fish
bones and tissue.
Jelly Roll - a thin sponge cake spread with jelly
or filling and rolled up.
Jerk - a Jamaican preparation method in which meats
and poultry are marinated in herbs and spices, then cooked over
a pimento (allspice) wood fire; commercial blends of jerk spices
Jeroboam - an oversized bottle, generally holding up to
Jigger - a liquid measure equal to 1 1/2 fluid ounces.
Johnnycake; Journey Cake - a classic corn bread unique because
the meal is water-ground and made from white sweet corn.
Joint - to cut; to cut into pieces at the joint. Also,
a British cut of meat for roasting.
Jug - a stew made of game meat, particularly hare
- jugged hare. The blood of the animal is used in the stew and
it is cooked in a jug or an earthenware pot.
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